Weekly Washington Update
From Congressman Jeb Hensarling
This Independence Day, America celebrates its 232nd birthday. In July of 1776, delegates to the Second Continental Congress declared their independence from the British Crown, pledging their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to break the bonds of tyranny and forge a new nation in freedom.
The Fourth of July reminds us of our humble beginnings and the prosperity that we have achieved as a nation. It is a day for parades and patriotism, barbeques and baseball games, family gatherings and fireworks. No matter what color, or creed, or nation our ancestors might have come from, Independence Day is a day to remember that our common heritage and the love of liberty that we all share.
This 4th of July, let us also remember the brave men and women in uniform that are serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world, protecting our freedoms, our liberties and our homeland. It is through their service and sacrifice that future generations of Americans and others will secure the many blessings God has bestowed upon the United States of America.